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  • 1. 
    Malaria is caused by
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Plasmodium parasites

    • D. 

      Parasitic worms

    • E. 

      Industrial pollution

  • 2. 
    Malaria is spread by
    • A. 

      Anopheles mosquitos

    • B. 

      Flies

    • C. 

      Worms

    • D. 

      Fleas

    • E. 

      Snails

  • 3. 
    During the mid-1900's, the spread of malaria decreased sharply from
    • A. 

      Draining swamplands

    • B. 

      Draining marshes

    • C. 

      Spraying breeding areas with DDT

    • D. 

      Using drugs to kill parasites in the bloodstream

    • E. 

      All of these answers apply

  • 4. 
    A transmissible disease is least likely to be caused by a
    • A. 

      Bacterium

    • B. 

      Hazardous chemical

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Parasite

    • E. 

      Sexual contact

  • 5. 
    Tuberculosis is caused by
    • A. 

      Mosquitos

    • B. 

      Houseflies

    • C. 

      Worms

    • D. 

      Viruses

    • E. 

      Bacteria

  • 6. 
    The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing because
    • A. 

      Strains of the TB bacterium have developed resistance to antibiotics

    • B. 

      Increased population size and the advanced age of the population

    • C. 

      Weakened immune systems from the spread of AIDS

    • D. 

      The lack of screening and control programs

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 7. 
    All of the following are viral diseases except
    • A. 

      Lyme Disease

    • B. 

      AIDS

    • C. 

      Ebola

    • D. 

      Influenza

    • E. 

      SARS

  • 8. 
    Calculating the risk of a new technological system
    • A. 

      Requires assessment of technological reliability

    • B. 

      Requires careful economic analysis

    • C. 

      Requires assessment of human intelligence

    • D. 

      Is impossible

    • E. 

      Has never been tried before

  • 9. 
    The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl were caused
    • A. 

      By global climate change

    • B. 

      Primarily by human error

    • C. 

      By the northern lights interfering with normal electrical transmissions

    • D. 

      Primarily by technological error

    • E. 

      By migratory birds

  • 10. 
    The major cause of a reduced human life span today is
    • A. 

      Poverty

    • B. 

      Smoking

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      High cholesterol

    • E. 

      Driving

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